• Publisher: Slitherine
  • Genre: Strategy
  • Device: iPad
  • Size: 255.8 MB
  • Version: 2.70
  • Price: $19.99
  • Average User Rating: 4.8 (5)
App description: Number#1 Strategy game in 42 stores. For 24/7 tech support and updates visit www.slitherine.com/forum

* PocketTactics 5 out of 5 - In price, content, and execution, Battle Academy is a proud game from another time. And worth every penny.
* DigitallyDownloaded.net 4.5 out of 5 Stars - Really, when you buy this game, youre buying into the excellent, competitive, online environment, and it looks like a healthy community at this stage.
* NoHighScores youd be hard pressed to find a richer, more satisfying turn-based wargame on the platform.
* TouchGen 4.5 out of 5 Stars - Battle Academy is a welcoming but challenging experience.
* StrategyPrime 4.5 out of 5 Stars - Probably one of the finest strategy games you can find on the iPad just about now, and definitely a must-have.
* FortressAT Battle Academy isa real game, a proper game
* Esquire - this is the best game weve played yet on the iPad.
* Plughead.net 82% - A proper wargame! On the iPad!
* PCDome.hu the ideal tactical casual wargame for iPad.
* SlideToPlay 3 out of 4 - for those of you who are willing to take the challenge, youll encounter a highly engaging, absorbing and lengthy experience the likes of which has rarely been seen on iOS.
* BoardGameGeek 3 of 4 Stars - Hands down this is the most impressive war game yet on the platform.

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Description

Approachable, absorbing and visually impressive yet detailed, Battle Academy aims to revolutionise the strategy games market with a blend of intuitive design and compelling game play driven by cutting edge technical innovation.

Inspired by an original online game concept devised by the BBC, the game has more than 30 battles in a range of theatres of war from the North African desert through D-Day to the to the snowy Ardennes mountains where the Allies battled to repel the final German offensive.

The team at Slitherine worked with Professor John Buckley, Military Historian at the University of Wolverhampton and a keen wargamer himself, to make sure that the strategy, tactics, scenarios and available firepower of the battles fought in WW2 were turned into realistic AI behaviour, powering expertly crafted battles.

The revolutionary server-based PBEM++ Slitherine system completes the package, for a gaming experience that will certainly please both hard core wargamers and newcomers. This revolutionary system allows iPad, Mac and PC players to play against each other, and even allows you to play 1 turn on your PC at home, continue the same game on the iPad on the train to work and play a turn at work on your Mac, all without you having to do a thing - the server handles it all!


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Features

Control British, US, Polish, Canadian forces in 3 epic campaigns covering more than 30 varied battles or take control of Italian and German forces in multiplayer.

Select from a vast array of equipment including 100 units from 6 nations - Shermans, Fireflys, Panthers, Tigers, Stukas, Hurricanes, P47s and much more!

Gameplay features include ambushes, line of sight, artillery barrages, airstrikes, scouts, morale, APCs, flame throwers, heavy bombers, snipers and suppression.

Your units gain experience as they fight. Get promoted to Veteran and Elite status and gain new skills.

Addictive multiplayer modes using Slitherines revolutionary multiplayer server thats linked into an online ranking system.

Werechihuahua's comments:
What a pleasant surprise! The folks at Slitherine have ported the outstanding wargame Battle Academy to iOS and the iPad version turned up on the app store today. I love this game on PC and have been playing it, and the expansion packs for a long time. I hope you can give it some love in the review category, and someone who is wise in the ways of forums will do a proper post . (sanuku?)

This is a full on, everything included version of the PC game. Nothing has been taken out, or stripped down to put it on iPad and it plays great with a touch interface...


11-03-2012, 04:32 AM
We've just released a 2.0.7 update that fixes a couple of nasty bugs. In 2.0.6 we introduced a crash in Spanish which is now fixed and some people were having trouble downloading additional campaigns so the in app purchases should be easier to grab now. If you are still having problems with either feature let us know.

We also updated the Lite version to fix these issues.
11-04-2012, 02:58 PM
how does it play on ipad mini?
and when is android version out?
thx

11-04-2012, 03:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Arq24 View Post
how does it play on ipad mini?
and when is android version out?
thx
Should play as well as it does on iPad 2 because the Mini has the same proc. However, small text could be an issue.
11-05-2012, 02:05 PM
Alright, one more small (yet aggravating) problem: Fire support is all over the place, and unless you use it enough to remember the exact footprint of each type of fire support, you run the risk of nuking your own units every time.

I realize it's not supposed to be perfectly accurate, but there should at least be a known area of effect -- how about highlighting those areas of effect when you target a spot for artillery/bombing? I just killed half a dozen of my tanks because i confused a B17 bombardment with a less powerful (lancaster?) bombardment from earlier in the game.
11-06-2012, 04:25 PM
How the hell do you win "Operation Cobra"? By the time I manage to take out the Tigers I have almost no units left, with 3 checkpoints left to grab in like 10 turns. It's ridic.
11-06-2012, 07:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Monolith View Post
How the hell do you win "Operation Cobra"? By the time I manage to take out the Tigers I have almost no units left, with 3 checkpoints left to grab in like 10 turns. It's ridic.
Yeah Cobra is one of the hardest missions in the whole game. I lucked out in killing a Tiger and I kept bombarding the other two to keep them suppressed while I worked on gaining the other VPs. If you try to go toe to toe vs any of the German Big Cats you're gonna have a bad time

Current games: Ascension, Drive on Moscow, Panzer Corps
Best of: Rogue Touch, Dungeon Raid, KoDP, BotB
Waiting for: El Alamein, Galactic Keep, FTL
GC: Emos
11-16-2012, 01:22 PM
Hey guys - posting here because I know a lot of iPad players check out this thread, and it will definitely be good if we can get your ideas and feedback about where to go next with the iPad version of BA!

We're excited to announce the opening of a new forum dedicated to the next iteration of Battle Academy - Battle Academy 2: Eastern Front. BA 2 will feature the much requested Eastern Front in all its scope and ferocity. Lots of new units, new features, and new campaigns.

Even better, we are going to be using an open development process, where you can both suggest and comment on new features as we design them, and (later in the process) play with Alpha and Beta version far sooner than has been our usual approach.

We're really enthusiastic about this new way for us to develop our games, and we hope to see you in the new forum, giving us your ideas and feedback.

Check out the new forum here:
http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=221

Cheers

Pip
11-16-2012, 01:42 PM
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Italy
Posts: 2,274
Woah, fantastic!

EDIT: WOAH WOAH WOAH....the whole feature list is nothing short of amazing but I must confess I'm embarrassingly hyped for CO OP!!!!

I know it's premature but....any (even vague) tentative timeframe?

I really do not know what I'm more hyped about now.
Panzer Corps iPad or Battle Academy 2 iPad.

Last edited by Pitta; 11-16-2012 at 01:56 PM.
11-16-2012, 03:10 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pitta View Post
Woah, fantastic!

EDIT: WOAH WOAH WOAH....the whole feature list is nothing short of amazing but I must confess I'm embarrassingly hyped for CO OP!!!!

I know it's premature but....any (even vague) tentative timeframe?

I really do not know what I'm more hyped about now.
Panzer Corps iPad or Battle Academy 2 iPad.
No timeline yet - although we'll be pushing hard to try and be out in 2013.

Cheers

Pip
11-16-2012, 03:25 PM
ETA on panzer corps?

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